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what's being described as a "stubborn fever" that will not go away.and the fever has gotten higher in the past couple days. bush 41's spokesman recently shared the medical update. adding that the 88- year-old is on an all liquid diet and has been in the intensive care unit since sunday. family members visited bush at his houston hospital on christmas.and the former president is trying to stay optimistic. former president bush has >> he says that he is determined not to be grumpy and it's difficult bithynia understands that he is there for a reason. >> former president bush has been at since november 23rd when he cough. the cough has improved, now the fever is the issue.doctors say they're treating the fever with tylenol. >> now at five - more wet
weather hitting the bay area. you're looking live at downtown san francisco. right now, a short break in the storm - but, it's not completely over. tonight - kron4 has team coverage. the mounting storm damage - trees down, flooding, and the still dangerous road conditions. but first, jaqueline bennet has more from the kron-4 weather center. >>jacqueline: not that bad, oakland airport moving up decent. however, other areas of the united states airports are risks. seen in delays. mostly decent conditions and the rainfall to the south and to the east. through the sierras, it is winding down we are going to see clear conditions, overnight. that will lead to cooler temperatures. 30's and 40's
49 degrees in santa rosa. 51 degrees and san jose. here is what we expect for the next couple of days off. some frost out there tomorrow fans will bring sunshine with chilly and the rain is set to return on friday. time it out on futurecast, in just a bit. >> a quick check on bay area bridges. the golden gate is looking decent. the bay bridge a little bit slower however, andthe san mateo bridge also both and each direction. traffic conditions throughout tonight's newscast. >> our team coverage starts tonight with kron-4's j-r stone. he's live in marin county. with an update on the conditions there. >> reporter: i drove around
the north bay and its was wet. i could barely see how we 1 0 1 a much different story this evening. highway 37 is looking good but it was a gorgeous day in the north bay but still some areas seeing the fax. let me show you video. some of the vineyards in sonoma county earlier this afternoon. you can see that some of these plants are under water. and however, the vineyard keepers are saying that it is not that bad for this time of year. spring season would be a bit different but they are not going to feel the impact of all that rainfall. as of right now,
it is a okay. >> the linethe vines are completely fine right now because they are in a state of dormancy. it would add to be flying oit would actually bea fine situation in the spring season with this saturation level. >> that western are stone. our team coverage continues that was j. r. stone of th. tonight. stormy weather also to blame for the downing of a massive tree near an east bay college campus. kron4's haaziq madyun show >> reporter: 90 feet tall and on the ground.this huge acacia tree downed overnight here on channing way in berkeleythe rain and wind proved to be too much and brought the tree crashing down right on the front steps of the delta chi fraternity houseand it didn't stop there >> "the whole tree was all
the way across to the other side walk" >> reporter: in fact the tip of the tree clipped this communication cable you see here on the way down check out how close the uprooted tree is to this tree on the property next doora potential problem >> "we're cutting it down to prevent it from falling and possibly hurting somebody, the other one fell down so this one is not stable" >> reporter: this is just one block away from the uc berkeley campuswhere street parking is typically difficult to findoccupied 24-7 but not on this day >> "things happened for a reason right?" >> reporter: miraculously overall property damage here is very minimalin berkeley, haaziq madyun - kron 4 news >> stay with kron4 as we continue to track the storm. updates also available on our website - kron4.com, along with our facebook and twitter pages. and - more ahead in this newscast - including a look at the snow conditions in the sierra.
>> thousands of previously unpublished boy scouts of america files that detail suspected sexual abuse by employees and volunteers have been posted to an online database. grant lodes is standing by with where to find it. and where the accused offenders are here in the bay area. grant? >> these are called perversion files. the los angeles times published the data base - you can see detailed information on boy scouts of america employees and volunteers who have been removed from the organization for suspected sexual abuse. the database includes a nation-wide map pinpointing suspected molestors - there are more than five thousand files or cases since the 1940's. the database includes volunteer the men were affiliated with troups in from santa rosa, san to san jose. also san francisco, sunnyvale, concord, richmond, and other locations. the most common issue was
officials allowing volunteers with criminal molestation records into the boy scouts. >> this wide-spread alleged abuse is the latest controversy for the boy scouts. the organizations has also been in the news recently for refusing to embrace openly gay boys. so we're asking on facebook.would you allow your son to join the boy scouts. >> the suspected drunk driver accused of killing a grandmother on the twin peaks look-out. faced a judge for the first time today. gina eunice is charged with felony dui, felony hit and run and vehicular manslaughter. kron 4's justine waldman was in court and tells us what happened. return to index of stories... >> reporter: for her first court apperance. 23-year old
gina eunice wore an orange issued jump suit. >> i know my rights >> reporter: the last time we saw her on camera. was when police put cuffs on her for a deadly dui accident on the twin peaks look out. police say eunice ran over 56-year old yuee yao. killing her. and then took off. her attorney says the charges don't match her clients character. >> sot pam herzig never been in trouble before and a quarter short of graduating from college, there are things family going through that prob has a lot to do with the full picture of how everything happened the way that it did. >> reporter: while she did not elaborate on those circumstances, the attorney did add that eunce is studying to become a police officer. the judge set her bail at 2- million dollars. if she posts it. she must wear a scram device - which makes sure she does not drink alcohol and is not allowed to drive. her family and friends offered no comment. the victims son told kron 4. how devestating this loss is. >> from tuesday i had the perfect family a perfect family, a perfect mother now, everything is gone
. if >> reporter: district attorney george gascon says.drinking and driving is unexacceptable. >> the impact that this is having on the entire family is horrible we are very concerned about the use of alc and driving especially during the holiday season. >> reporter: eunice will be back in court for her arraigngment on december 31st. in san francicso justine waldman kron 4 news. >> in alameda, a family christmas party took a violent turn. ending with multiple people stabbed. right now, one woman is behind bars accused of the crime. police say the it started with an argument, the suspect then using a kitchen or pocket knife to stab four family members. all the victims are expected to survive. >> a deadly holiday for some in the midwest and southern united states. tonight at 5-30. >> but first tonight -- a look at the conditions in the sierra. new snow -- creating a considerable avalanche danger -- that's after the break. >> did you get a new gadget for the holidays. how it can easily get top dollar 4
>> snow storms across the sierra have been causing big headaches for drivers the past few days. this is a live look from donner summit. kron 4's charles clifford in the mountains. >> reporter: it's been snowing consistently for almost a week now in the sierra and today was no exception. caltrans is requiring snowchains for drivers along interstate 80 between kingvale and the donner lake interchange. here's why... this is a camera shot from
the donner summit. you can see it's snowy and very slow... going wednesday afternoon. this is a few miles further to the east in truckee, pretty slow here as well. you can see cars trying to exit there in truckee. along highway 50, which runs to and from south lake tahoe, chain restrictions are in effect from 9 miles east of placerville to meyers. this is look along 50, in meyers. you can see traffic is pretty much at a standstill. a few miles away in south lake tahoe, you can see big fat snow flakes falling here and a snowplow clearing the road. finally, the sierra avalanche center says there is still considerable danger of avalanches in the higher elevations around lake tahoe. they say that all of this new snow is now sitting on top of an older unstable snow pack and that skiers and anyone in the backcountry should be extra carefull. especially around slopes that are 32 degrees or steeper. charles clifford kron 4 news. >> jacqueline: the rain and the snow could largely come
to an end this evening. first, the rainfall totals with over 1 in. already collected in san francisco, with one quarter of 1 in. in less and concord, livermore. as we take a look outside at the satellite & radar. the rainfall is still to the south with the snowfall flowing to the north fragmented. but we are in for a break, tomorrow. clearing skies and the satellite and radar loop. clear skies, overnight and dreyer conditions overnight. we have more rainfall in store. a look for tomorrow, but a very chilly morning with areas of a frost. the inland valleys will be nearly freezing in the same in the north bay. for the afternoon, temperatures only in the 50s. friday, clear
but still quite chilly toward the increasing clouds of is that rainfall approaches. friday, saturday. first, temperatures tomorrow, cold with 30's. tomorrow morning, at 7:00 a.m., the purple is indicating readings in the 30's. temperatures are very slow to warm with 50s through the north bay. and the dark blue fairly overwhelming. in a number of locations. the higher elevations will see the lg of la grange and the hills. here is a look at morning temperatures. quite a different story. frost 36 degrees in livermore. 38 in redwood city york 39 degrees in half moon bay afternoon
temperatures will be in the cooler areas in concord, livermore, 50s through san jose. for the rainfall on a saturday that computer models are different on how extensive it is going to be notice by midnight, some clear conditions and the rainfall offshore. as it approaches for the later morning hours of those will increase and the afternoon of that rainfall will be well offshore. and it will be pressing it with lighter showers towards the coast. as for the extended forecast drier weather than wet weather. and thursday, we are going to see drier conditions. however, light. for the rest of saturday, sunday, with the chance of showers returning on tuesday. >> vicki: the stores may seem busy - but new numbers show u-s holiday retail
sales growth is the weakest since 2008. according to the report - holiday sales increased just point-seven percent. less than a quarter of what was expected. superstorm sandy - along with the looming fiscal cliff are being partially blamed for the decline. >> vicki: if you got a new gadget this year that will replace an old one you may be wondering what to do with that old phone or tablet. recycle it or sell it kron 4's tech reporter gabe slate shows you how to get top dollar for your used gadgets or how to properly and safely help the environment by recycling your old device. >> the quicker you or sell your old, used a device the more money will get for it. new products are constantly being released and your used devices will not last long. every month you wait the less valuable if is. priceonomics.com tiepin what
you are selling and they will keep you a price range. there are a ton of catches out there, but it can be intimidating online. however, there are three that i would recommend they are legitimate. you can occurred just as much as it selling it privately. cash for cell phones and glyde.com and gazelle .com and they will tell you with a free shipping label to print out and mail in your to become. they will even sent iyou a box. and once they have confirmed the issue/condition and they
will pay you in different ways. there will be able to pay you and amazon credit, different ways. if you do not want to sell it or throw it away because that is bad for the environment. best buy it will take it and they will recycle gabe slate tech report >> vicki: take a look at traffic it is the day after christmas is back and a bit heavier towards the city. the james lick this pretty thick... >> vicki: lot's at stake for the san francisco 49ers this week. the division title -- and possible home field playoff advantage. kron4 sports' jason appelbaum will be here to break it down for us - tonight at 5:30. tonight at 5:30. sofa... desk... you know what? why don't you go get some frozen yogurt. i got this. you're so sweet.
>> coming up toyota's recalling 40 million vehicles worldwide because of acceleration problems and brake defects. toyota has blamed for afaulty floor mats and even driving conditions. and the treasury department is going to start taking on the 16 trillion dollar borrowing limit. without those steps the debt will be impacted new year's eve. timothy geiger is saying that there will be several accounting measures to save $200 billion. limited is the amount that they can borrow. those steps will delay for about two months. here is a live look from our mount tam cam. this
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>> vicki: now at 5-30 - powerful storms pounding the southern and midwest united states over the holidays. tonight, that severe weather isn't stopping - as many americans across the country are set to travel. tonight - complete coverage on the already deadly holiday storms. grant lodes is standing by with the dramatic images we've been getting into the newsroom. but first, jaqueline bennet is tracking the intense
weather. >> jacqueline: there are still a number of severe storms in pennsylvania, new york. right now, a number of delays at the nation's busiest airport. la guardia, jfk, philadelphia, newark. show you the worst is over pennsylvania and towards new-york. we are also seeing heavy rainfall over new york city for this will continue over the next 24-36 hours. the pink indicating winter weather advisories with a storm warning over pennsylvania and new york with snowfall rates of 1 in. per hour, overnight. we could see an additio 2 1 ft. of
accumulation gusting and these busiest airports will be impacted. accumulations over the next 24-36 hours. >> vicki: right now, at least people have been killed in the storms. with nearly one-thousand flights canceled today. sandro endo has more on the toll severe weather is taking on parts of the u-s. >> the sound of jingle bells' is the replacement of snowplows on pavement with tires trudging through snow and whipping winds. blizzard and storm warnings are on a wide variety of areas in the united states. this deadly system on christmas day destroyed property in texas, and the holiday snowfall total was broken in arkansas with multiple tornadoespower outages are a major side effect of the massive winter and severe storm system plowing across the united states. today, snow is piling up from ohio to the north east. already, the storm is responsible for at
it's headed next. the sound of jingle bells now replaced by the scraping of plows on pavement, tires trudging through snow, and whipping winds. blizzard and winter storm warnings are posted for a wide swath of the united states. right along kind of that rain-snow line, that's where the front is, that's where the axis of the heaviest snow will be. it's called the snow sweet spot. and we're going to see that from cincinnati just north of that to indianapolis, cleveland and into buffalo. >> reporter: all part of the deadly system that erupted christmas day. temporarily shutting down a highway in oklahoma, destroying property in texas, and breaking the holiday snowfall record in arkansas. the system spawned multiple tornadoes, including this one in alabama. >> oh my god look, that's a tornado. >> oh wow. oh jesus, look at that tornado. >> reporter: with daylight wednesday morning, came the reality of just how much damage was done. at this mobile high school, portable classrooms are in ruins, windows are missing and roof tiles are shattered. just one of the many structural casualties of this massive storm. judging from some of the that's a miracle that no one was hurt any worse than they were. post-holiday travel plans are also taking a beating. roads are a mess. many airports, no better. meaning people could be spending longer than expected at reporting. take a look get these items of our roofing material. meanwhile, the sliding glass
doors were broken out that it looks like part of a fence and this huge tree and a power pole. this is slow going this is interstate 24 and kentucky. a couple of cars but is entirely snow covered. snow covering many interstate's as this is pounding the east coast. >> stay with kron 4 as we track the intense storms. www.kron4.com facebook and twitter >> vicki: one new york fire- department is back to work. after four of it's firefighters were ambushed, and two of them killed by a sniper while responding to a fire. angela hong tells us how the west webster fire crews are remembering the men they considered family. >> reporter: it's the first of many goodbyes to come. on christmas day, monroe county firefighters gathered to salute 19-year-old tomasz kaczowka as his body was escorted to a funeral
home. >> "his last actions was leaving this fire station, this was his home. he was here all the time. it was only natural after the body was released that he be brought back where it started . >> started." kaczowka and 43-year-old lieutenant mike chiapperini were both west webster firefighters. they were shot christmas eve while responding to a fire. the two men were good friends. "tomasz was quiet. >> he was quite te... he did his job. pretty much unnoticed. didn't look for thanks or anything like that. he just did what needed to be done. chip was. his personality was as such that he would make you laughin the worst of situations, or he would find something to laugh about.and. it naturally. if >> reporter: he did it naturally." amidst their pain and grief-- the west wesbster firefighters returned to work the next day - on christmas. "we want them to return to a point of normalcy as quickly
as possible. obviously it's not going to be quick. the first few runs they go out on, quite frankly, they may be looking over their shoulder, but. at some point in time this organization had to get back to what we do." and >> reporter: after 36 hours of filling in for west webster area fire departments left and west webster pulled in-- knowing if needed. they had the support of the community and their brother firefighters. >> "we're all family, brothers and sisters. it's going to be a long time before this department gets over this. i understand and if they need us to help out we'll be here." >> vicki: again, that was angela hong reporting. the funeral for lieutenant mike chiapperini's will be held this coming sunday. tomasz kaczowka will be laid to rest the next day. >> vicki: with the fiscal deadline just days away. the president is cutting his christmas vacation short.
mister obama is returning to washington d-c on thursday. first lady michelle obama and their daughters will remain in hawaii. house and senate members are expected to reconvene thursday. without a budget agreement, automatic tax increases for everyone and deep spending cuts will be triggered in the new year. the main dispute continues to be over taxes. >> vicki: starbucks will publicly take a stand on the looming fiscal cliff. c-e-o howard schultz is asking workers at its 120 d-c-area stores to write "come together" on the coffee cups they serve on thursday and friday. he says it's a way to quote: "send our elected officials a respectful but potent message, urging them to come together to find common ground." both sides are due back by thursday and have vowed to make a final attempt. starbucks notes workers are not required to write the message on cups. >> 49ers sunday at candlestick with a chance to clinch the division title kron four's jason appelbaum joins me now with more.
.jason the team's a little banged up right? >> manning's am >> vernon davis, manning >> . >> and justin smith at this kind of the big one, butthe injuries shouldn't be a problem sunday with an arizona team in town that has lost 9 of it's last 10 games coach jim harbaugh's team a two-touchdown favorite to beat the cardinals.which as vicki mentioned would lock up the nfc west title - and assure the niners of a home game in the first round of the playoffs.of course a win coupled with a packers loss to minnesota would lock up the number two seed and the first round bye that goes with it. .the big question for this team -- which has really struggled the last six quarters -- especially on defense - is can they regain some momentum heading into the playoffs >> that is our main
objective to play for the western conference it division championship this week. and also get a running start to the big championship. he was referring to the super bowl. one other piece of nfl news - pro bowl rosters announced today. and the niners are very well represented.not so for the raiders as you might expect. i'll have that story coming up in a little over an hour. >> vicki: we are looking forward to that game is going to be exciting. traffic on the bay bridge looking decent. headlights northbound -- commute direction 680 near the hwy. 24 interchange >> jacqueline: the rate the we have seen as largely coming to when and with some scattered showers over the santa cruz mountains. light
>> vicki: now for today's market update. stocks closed down after a weak holiday shopping report sent shares of major retailers lower. on wall street. the dow fell 24-points. to end its third straight session with a loss. the nasdaq lost 22-points to fall below 3-thousand. and the s-and-p 50 dropped six points. we're getting another sign that the housing market is picking up steam. the latest reading of the closely followed s&p-case- shiller index shows home prices were up more than four percent in october, compared to a year earlier. that's the biggest percentage gain in more than two years. but, it's important to note, according to the index, prices are still down 29 percent from the peak
reached in june 2006. >> toyota is set to overtake general motors and reclaim "the world's biggest car maker" title for 2012. the japanese carmaker said today its worldwide sales should rise 22 percent this year, to nine-point-seven million vehicles. meanwhile, g-m is on pace for full-year sales of about nine-point-three million vehicles. toyota has staged its comeback after losing the top spot to g-m in 2011. following japan"s earthquake and tsunami. >> jacqueline: we did see quite a few showers it was scattered but steady. that shower activity has come to when and with rainfall pressing to the south and to the east. we do see some rainfall to the sierras but it is winding down clearer skies and that is going to mean colder temperatures. temperatures are in the 40's and 50's. 49 in santa rosa.
47 in fairfield, 50s through pleasanton, san jose. here is what we can expect with the next several days. clear, cold, frost. for tomorrow, frost to start but sunny and still cold. 50s! the rainfall is expected to returntemperatures, very chilly out the door tomorrow with 30's. that is the purple that we see. virtually, bay- area wide. temperatures are slow to warm. 50s through the north bay and out the door tomorrow, again quite chilly. 34 degrees in napa, and we are watching to see frost in these locations as well as fairfield. 36 and of vallejo, fairfield, redwood city. 39 degrees in half moon bay. with low 50s to
moral. 50s through san francisco, half moon bay, oakland, pleasanton, low 50s--tomorrow. and for those rainfall totals tomorrow the computer models are in disagreement. you will notice that there are clear skies and the clouds will increase red by 10:00 a.m., mostly clear conditions. and by 2:00 p.m., it is a stain off shore. and well onshore is staying offshore- >> with a mixture tomorrow. it will be close to the coast. towards a saturday. as for the sierras, we are expected to snowfall to wind down your lingering flurries with chilly tomorrow and largely dry snowfall returning to the high country. cold on friday
morning but we will see the clouds in decreasing. and the rain is expected to be light flickering towards saturday, saturday after her, dreyer conditions. sunday, monday, with the chances of tuesday, wednesday. www.snowbomb.com a lot of new snowfall. sierra pad like tahoe, nearly 2 ft. of fresh powder and borreal and we have seen quite a bit of fresh www.snowbomb.com with even discount lift tickets. >> vicki: now that the holidays are over - what do you do wittraffic is moving along at a pretty decent clip. east bound to the headlights is a bit heavy but still moving be sent at
>> ahhhh 7th and market streets in san francisco is an area so full of activity and action that you have to see it to believe it before i tell you why this fight broke out you might just want to finish what if you are looking for something to buy this is might just be the place, however chances are you get what you pay for
for example this man is carrying a fed ex box and if you look right here there some sort of computer cable with it and an image of a laptop now most of us know that fed ex does not advertise what in the box it usually just reads fedex but he manages to sell the fed ex box but not before he partially rips it open to reveal whats inside the seller puts the fedex box back in the bag and the sale is made and the buyer stuffs it side hhis back pack and leaves but not before talking to me you wanna see some id you wanna see some id because you be on tv i bought something so what this man with the muni transfer is selling this bike for 35 dollars he see me taping and now he wants something from me i'm talking to you like a man give me my picture back this man told me he was one of the whispers producers and he wanted me to listen to a new group he stopped this muni worker and tried the same line with him which included placing a used earbud in his ear and this man tried to sell me a frozen chicken he got from a local church food giveaway but he was not alone, these
woman are regulars, the hit up food banks get free food and resell it dispite the not for resale labels they do this every single day, but get this according sources they all ride in a van that takes them to the food banks to do just this on you should have had enough time to finish your food, this fight began after one of the men threw fecal matter on this guy on his face andyeyes the police arrived and this man was arrested when they searched him they found weed and a needle im telling you 7th and market aint no joke it is as some people say off the hook in san francisco stanley roberts, kron 4 >> vicki: if you have a comment or story idea for stanley, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org m the best way to bring in
(male announcer) live from the kron 4 news station, this is the kron 4 news. >> vicki: at six o'clock. scattered showers lingered in the bay area. after a series of storms hit the region during the last few days. but there is damage. a portion of great highway is shut down tonight due to a massive tree. knocked over in the east bay. i'm in the weather center with jacqueline bennett. jacqueline, when should we expect more rain? >> jacqueline: most of those showers stayed close to the coast. through the santa cruz mountains but otherwise, drier conditions. the satellite & radar showing that it is pressing towards the east. we will
see clear skies and even cold temperatures. we will be down to the 30's and a number of locations. 46 and daly city, 49 in santa rosa. 51 degrees in santa rosa. here is what we can expect with clear and cold temperatures tomorrow. some frostoing to be chilly with the rainfall returning >> vicki: it may be dry in most parts of the bay area this evening. but yesterday's rain is having a lasting effect kron4's j-r stone continues our team coverage from the north bay. >> reporter: vicki, talk about a change on the night and day. it was a mess. the north bay, the rainfall was coming down in sheets but today was totally different. hydro our route and the north bay and it was gorgeous. i drove a round-
the north bay and it was totally gorgeous the house lasting i fac impact of the vineyards are under water. however, i spoke with many of these vineyard keepsers and they say that it is not that bad. some of these plants will sustain and survive. >> right now, the vines can be totally submerged and it does not impact the because they're dormant. once they are dormant it does not really matter but it is good for the springtime & a summer >> reporter: the weather conditions are much better now than they were yesterday. in the north bay, we cannot see that there are
no clouds. we -- can see that there are no clouds. j. r. stone, kron 4 news >> vicki: the southbound side of the great highway from lincoln avenue to sloat boulevard in kron 4's reggie shows us how the shutdown is impacting drivers. >> reporter: there are in several large pools of water like this on the southbound side. of the great highway the cost of closure. a spokeswoman from the department of public works to assess the they drained cannot keep up with the amount of rainfall that accumulates on this stretch of roadway. the northbound, over my shoulder is still open to traffic. unsuspecting motorists are forced to take a left. once they see that the gate is closed they must take the other great high road which runs through a residential
area. residents do not like it when the highway closes. highway but and i know what know what it lane i need to be and. so then i usually end up in the wrong line because there will not let me into the line i know that i need to be in. >> reporter: this closes about 60 times per year. it is not known when the cellphon will . when the southbound side of 03 open --. will reopen --. reggie kumar, kron 4. if >> vicki: mountain view drive in layfayette is still closed from damage of last week's storm. today p-g-&-e crews brought in heavy equipment to dig new trenches in an effort to restore services that were disrupted when the nearby creek overflowed. the storm also brought down a massive tree in the east bay. this one fell right on the fraternity house on channing way in berkeley.the 90-footer took out some communications cables on its' way down.a resident of the neighboring fraternity house talks about how close of a call it was for his frat brother.
actually, one of my best friends cars is right here. it is good that it did not fall on his car. he is probably still sleeping. honestly i am still surprised it did not hit one whorehouses the good main thing is that nobody got hurt. no property cut damaged, either. >> vicki: minimal damage.however when the tree fell it loosened the soil of a neighboring tree.that had to be removed for safety reasons >> if you or any family members are headed in or out of the airport today. good news. the weather has been relatively calm and no other than flights to new york. bad weather there has flights running behind about 45 minutes to an hour. with one flight cancelled. at oaklands airport. the only delays being reported are flights with southwest. by about 20 minutes. and in san jose. airport officials are urging passengers to check with their airlines to see if there are any delays before they head to the airport. right now some flights are see delays between 30
minutes up to 2 hours. stay with kron-4 as we continue to track the upcoming wet weather and storm damage. www.kron4.com facebook and twitter. >> alameda county's bomb squad removed some old t-n-t in oakland. police shut down 37th street between market and linden streets in oakland. this is video from our helicopter partnership with abc 7 news. you can see several streets were blocked off. some residents were evacuated after police say they received a call this afternoon from someone who asked to turn in some old t-n-t from world war two. the bomb squad was called in and is working to remove the more than five pounds of t-n-t. police also have closed off the 900 block of 36th street at market. >> police are investigating the woman of an elderly woman. someone discovered a body of a 70-year-old woman floating in an apartment complex pond. jim nabors that have a
christmas party were on their way back when they spotted something floating in this pond. >> we thought it was a jacket we thought where were going to go to get it out. but we called 911. >> this woman did not want to show her face on camera after the track this body out. they realized it was their neighbor. but they do not live in this complex there have no idea how she got there. or issue is visiting. >> i do not know why she was here. my parents live here and we ran to the clubhouse. not a good day. police determined the woman was not a resident at the on the investigation. >> vicki: the woman accused of killing a grandmother in a drunk driving accident at the twin peaks look-out. had her bail set today at 2- million dollars. 23-year old gina eunice of san francisco. faced a judge for the first time today. eunice is accused of hit- and-run, drunken driving
and vehicular manslaughter. the accident hurt three people and killed 56-year old yuee yao. who was here visiting her new grandchild from china. eunice's attorney tells us. her client is studying to become a police officer. and what she is accused of does not match her character. >> she is someone who is never been in trouble before. portia's 1/4 short of the graduation from college. there are things that their family has gone through the probably has a lot to do with the full picture of how everything happened to the way it did. >> vicki: if she posts it. she must wear a scram device. that checks to make sure she does not drink alcohol. and is not allowed to drive. eunice will be back in court for her arraignment on december 31st. >> new data base of molestation by a boy scouts of america. and employees. where the abuse was reported coming up.
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and will stay dry. however, it is expected to return. clearing skies into the 30's for a number of locations. below 30's in some areas with a result of frost as a result. sunny skies for tomorrow afternoon with chilly on friday. the clouds will be increasing and they could lead retorts saturday morning. here is a look at satellite & radar. that could-leaguer clouds lingering-clouds. the snowfall in the sierras is winding down. the next system will be dropping along the coast towards friday. first, tomorrow is temperatures are going to be very chilly. 30's nearly bay-area wide. 30's is represented by the purple heart for the afternoon, a
slow warm up. represented by the purple-for the afternoon. we will stay in the 50s with some areas in the higher elevations will have lingering 40's. temperatures out the door, 40's in santa rosa, 34 to start however in santa rosa. 40 in antioch. a frosty windshield so you are going to want to give yourself some extra time. give yourself extra time. 45 and the san francisco, 47 san jose. chilly to start. temperatures are not going to warm up that much. 50s bay-area wide. richmond, vallejo, and 53 in hayward. and in the san jose also 50s. clear skies for midnight on friday. mostly clear for most of friday morning. the clouds will be
increasing in the ring will be well offshore. friday afternoon, it is expected to approach the coast. this computer model is showing it well offshore and onshore this combination. it will provide shower along the coast by friday. however, there are try these on your extended forecast. dry on thursday. friday, cold with the clouds will be increasing. that will stay with us on a saturday bud dry air conditions expected and it will stay dry sunday and monday. the chance of showers tuesday and wednesday. >> snow continued to fall a round lake tahoe. charleskron 4's charles clifford has an update on the conditions. >> reporter: through out the day today caltrans has had
chain restrictions in effect along both interstate 80 and highway 50 through the sierra. let's start by taking a look at 80. caltrans is requiring snowchains for drivers along interstate 80 between kingvale and the donner lake interchange. here's why... this is a camera shot from the donner summit. the snow let up this evening around sunset, but it's still very slick out there. you can see west bound traffic is still at a standstill. along highway 50, which runs to and from south lake tahoe, chain restrictions are in effect from 9 miles east of placerville to meyers. this is look along 50, in meyers. you can see there's still a lot of snow on the roadway and there's a snowplow working to clear it off. this is a shot from south lake tahoe, the road is looking clear here but slippry here. finally, the sierra avalanche center says there is still considerable danger of avalanches in the higher elevations around lake tahoe. they say that all of this new snow is now sitting on top of an older unstable snow pack and that skiers and anyone in the backcountry should be extra carefull. especially around slopes that are 32 degrees or steeper. in the newsroom, charles >> vicki: a massive winter and severe storm system that plowed across the midwest is
moving eastward. today, snow piled up from ohio to the north east. the storm is being blamed for at least six deaths. you can see a car driving through heavy snowfall in pennsylvania. and in parts of arkansas. snow made it difficult for drivers to get around. blizzard warnings have been in effect across indiana and ohio amid wind gusts of 30 miles an hour that blanketed roads and windshields with snow. this is snow blanketing over indiana. even the snowplows have had trouble dealing with the snowy conditions. there were reports. four state plows slid off slick roads. in some parts of indiana, snow was falling at the rate of three inches an hour. and this is video of a towercam in downtown detriot. as the snow storm moves through the state today. just look at the flag blowing away. and parts of oklahoma are digging out from a christmas winter storm. you can see the snow and high winds in this video shot from inside a car in custer city yesterday. with temperatures still below freezing in much of oklahoma, many roads remain slick and snowy. those dangerous conditions contributed to several big
vehicle accidents across the state. >> the storm system also spawned multiple tornadoes, including this one in alabama. the city of mobile, is said to be the hardest hit area. you can see just how much damage was done. at this mobile high school, portable classrooms are in ruins, windows are missing and roof tiles are shattered. it's just one of the many structural casualties of this massive storm. but an alabama mayor is thankful no one was hurt. >> "we didn't have any injuries. we didn't have any loss of life and now people can get around." >> "we have to really pay attention to what's taking place, pay attention to the warnings we get and heed those warnings." >> vicki: take a look at more damage. officials say a tornado touched down five times in the mobile, alabama area -- ripping off roofs and shattering windows of stores and churches. >> thousands of previously unpublished boy scouts of america files that detail suspected sexual abuse by employees and volunteers have been posted to an
online database. grant lodes is standing by with where to find it. and where the accused offenders are here in the bay area. grant? >> these are called her version of vial perversion files angeles times published the data base - you can see detailed information on boy scouts of america employees and volunteers who have been removed from the organization for suspected sexual abuse. the database includes a nation-wide map pinpointing suspected molestors - there are more than five thousand files or cases since the 1940's. the database includes 23 bay area boy scout volunteers. the men were affiliated with troups in from santa rosa, san to san jose. also san francisco, sunnyvale, concord, richmond, and other locations. the most common issue was officials allowing volunteers with criminal molestation records into the boy scouts. >> if you are wondering
what to do with your christmas tree recycling is available. two weeks after that the city's full pack up your christmas tree. and the trimmings must be rea removed. >> you put it out with your regular trash, composting and recycling would do not want it into the compost because it is not good for the compost. it is too acidic. >> those would its chips will be used for an alternative use of energy. there is no extra charge to ge that collection. san francisco has the oldest program for christmas tree recycling. >> the bay area's favorite way to ring in the new year. is always with kron 4. the biggest parties and spectacular fireworks. will all be on kron 4's new year's live show. it is hosted by catherine heenan and gary radnich. kron 4's - new year's live. starts at 11-30 on new years
>> vicki: twenty-two philadelphia high schools will have something new when the kids go back to class. condom dispensers. they are being installed over the winter break inside the nurse's office of each school. the condoms will be free to any student whose parents didn't opt them out of the program. the plan is to promote safer sex among teenagers. according to the centers for disease control.about a quarter of all new h-i-v infections in philadelphia are teens. in texas police were led on a car chase and foot pursuit this morning. police say a man in a red pickup led them on the high speed chase on an area freeway before going onto surface streets. officers say the driver hit a police car before jumping out and running through backyards. you can see him jumping over fences. police tackled him but he got away. it took a second time for police to finally capture him. stay with us, we'll be right back.
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>> vicki: coming up at six- thirty police in los angeles are trading gift cards for guns. following the connecticut school shooting. plus an injured 30-foot whale washed up on a new york shore. that story still ahead! >> jacqueline: we are keeping an eye on temperatures it is already 40's in fairfield. the next chance of rainfall, coming up.
they are in a dormant state. however, that would be a different story if it was in the spring season. >> reporter: the southbound of the great highway is still closed. this is one of the large puddles that is causing this closure. cars are clu passing by. the departure of the public's work's success of this stretch of highway closes at least 60 times per year. the department of public works spokesperson the says that this stretch of highway closes at least 60 times per year because the trains are not able to accommodate the rainfall. no word on when it will be open. the-drains are not able to accommodate the rainfall. >> this huge acacia tree narrowly missed this car
near this fraternity row. >> i was very surprised. i am so glad that there was no damages or injuries >> reporter: haazig madyun kron 4. >> reporter: it's been snowing in tahoe.. to there was no exception, there are tire chain laws and the fact near interstate-80 to the north of lake tahoe. and also, the sierra avalanche center has an avalanche advisories in effect for the higher elevations are round lake tahoe. in the newsroom, charles clifford, kron 4. >> jacqueline: the big weather story is that rainfall totals all of the last 24 hours nearly one- inch in santa rosa. and oakland, san francisco, with two tenths of 1 in. in concord. let us take a look at the satellite & radar. the rainfall and the snowfall are pressing east
and south. we are going to see cooler temperatures overnight with already 44 degrees in fairfield, 48 degrees in santa rosa. temperatures are going to drop into the 30's with clear skies. temperatures are also going to be quite cold with areas of frost. tomorrow afternoon, sunny skies but it is going to be chilly. temperatures in the low 50s tomorrow with rainfall on friday. there rainfall post--total and-for the cold temperatures to start. with frost expected allow yourself extra time to scrape your windshield. taking a look at your extended forecast on friday, this could potentially last
but not that heavy. with under one half of 1 in. around the bay area. drier conditions sunday, monday with the chance of showers ... >> in the santa rosa of this seven year-old woman was found dead and this would like a portrait complex and a pond. 70 year-old -- woman was found dead. this body of water is where she was found. passerby's to/from the clubhouse found her. alecia reed, kron 4. >> reporter: a judge set bail for 23-year old gina eunice at 2-million dollars. eunice is accused of hit and run, drunken driving and vehicular manslaughter. the car crash on the twin peaks look out killed 56- year old yuee yao. a grandmother visiting her family from china. eunice arraignment is at the end of the month. in san francisco justine waldman kron 4 news.
>> a daly city, this plaza is just one of several shopping malls that are packed with people either returning christmas items were looking for a deal of the day after christmas. hundreds of shoppers packed this area. there were no spots and shoppers tell me that they are looking for any type of deal. perhaps if they're just simply returning an item that they did not like. despite that holiday sales are actually lower than projected this will stay open until 10.. m. reporting in daly city, scott reed, kron 4. gabe slate tech report >> if you are looking to update your or sell your older gadgets. i would recommend www.gazelle.com
or www.glyde.com if you except their offer there will send you a prepaid shipping label. >> vicki: people who own homes in the webster, new york neighborhood that burned down during a deadly ambush are returning to see what's left. on christmas eve, police say a man who killed his grandmother in 1980, started a house fire then shot the firefighters who responded. two died. norma holland talked with a man whose house was destroyed. >> reporter: the blackened front steps of the home william spengler and his sister lived in are all that remain of 191 lake road. the seven homes surrounding it are gone. people who once owned homes here came out to see what was left. one man owned the home next to where the neighborhood fire started. >> "we were going to fix it up to rent it out, it was a little spooky, but i don't know, at first it was a little awkward but as time
went by you forgot about it." >> reporter: but spengler was the first person smith thought of once he saw the flames. smith bought the property over the summer and knew about its past- that spengler had killed his grandmother in that home in 1980. smith was willing to give the place a second chance. >> "it's gone, so now it's time to pick up the pieces and rebuild, so i guess you know so i guess that's it." >> "will you, on that same spot." >> "yes, oh yeah, yep." >> reporter: and perhaps what looks like a war zone will little by little feel like a neighborhood again. - >> vicki: police say spengler shot and killed himself monday morning. because firefighters were trying to find cover in the gun battle, the flames spread to the neighboring homes. be right back.
people who own homes in the started a house fire then whose house was destroyed. neighborhood again. >> connecticut are asking people to stop sending gifts to the grief-stricken community. they say they're deeply grateful but can't handle followed the deadly school shooting. to temporarily stop sending gifts and instead distribute the victims. meanwhile, los angeles moved up its annual gun buyback program in response to the the guns can be turned in anonymously. no questions asked. the city is offering up to 100 dollars in ralphs gift cards for handguns, shotguns and rifles. and up to 200 dollars in gift cards for assault weapons. l-a mayor antion residents want to be proactive. >> they want to act. they're tired of waiting on the congress and on our legislatures to do something. they feel like there's too much talk and not enough action. >> vicki: mayor antonio
villaraigosa created the gun buyback program in 2009. the program is credited with taking nearly eight-thousand guns off the streets. >> vicki: a passer-by found this 30-foot whale on a new yorkbiologists say it is a male fin whale, the second it's alive but looks to be injured. police have been spraying water on it so it can breathe. marine experts say the whale may have been sick for awhile and they don't expect it to survive. former 41st president george h-w bush's spokesman says the fever that kept in a houston hospital over christmas has worsened. doctors have put the former president on a liquids-only diet. bush's spokesperson said the fever elevated in recent days. doctos have been treating the 88-year-old's stubborn fever with tylenol, but they still haven't nailed down what caused it. the former presdent's bronchitis-like cough that brought him to the hospital last month is said to have improved. south africa's presidency says former president nelson mandela has been released from the hospital. the 94-year-old had been in the hospital since the beginning of this month. he was diagnosed with a lung infection and also had a surgery to remove gallstones. a presidential spokesman says mandela will receive more medical care at his johannesburg home until he fully recovers.
>> vicki: forget online dating! a senior citizen in oregon is taking a decidedly low- tech and unconventional approach to finding a wife. ty steele has the story. of humor" >> "ask for what you want, plainly and clearly. if you don't ask you will probably never receive." >> reporter: and spelled out for all to see on a sign he wears around his neck, sandy mcculloch is asking. >> "really i think pretty much the sign says it." wanted: a wife! >> "yea, and i use the term wife because that's what most people would associate to." >> reporter: sandy says he's
no stranger to the ladies. >> "i've had a wonderful life, knowing a lot of women." >> reporter: or to marriage. >> "in the first 39 years of my life, i was married three times and divorced three times." >> reporter: but at 82, sandy says he's changed. >> "if i may be so bold as to say so, i've cleaned up my act." >> reporter: and isn't looking for what his 20- year-old self would have wanted in a wife. >> "at this point i'd love to find, if you wish, the perfect companion." >> reporter: sometimes sandy forgets he's wearing the sign in the lobby of the old world deli in corvallis. >> "i'd like to apply for your leftovers?" >> "my leftovers?" >> "of ladies? you're looking for a wife?" >> "yeah " >> reporter: but he always remembers his criteria for a wife: she must be older than 60. >> "under 60 doesn't compute." >> reporter: love books. >> "my life is built around books. if they don't like books, it's a lost cause." >> reporter: live in corvallis. >> "i won't leave this town. i love this place, in
my old age it's the perfect place for an old man." >> reporter: and of course, she's gotta have a sense of humor. >> and sports, the 49ers will try to bolster their roster and jason is next with all of your sports. the bay area's favorite way >> to ring in the new year. is always with kron 4. the biggest parties and spectacular fireworks. will all be on kron 4's new year's live show. it is hosted by catherine heenan and gary radnich. kron 4's - new year's live. starts at 11-30 on new years eve. we'll be right back! hey, look! a shooting star!
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most by any team. linebacker patrick willis is one of those starters, and becomes the first 49er in history to make the pro bowl each of his first six seasons. the injuries shouldn't be a problem sunday with an arizona team in town that has lost 9 of it's last 10 games three offensive chosen, gore, and with staley jet... ski could be a possible stop. as for the
regular-season finale against arizona, there are 16. favorite to beat the cardinals to clinch the n f l west. they are starting their fourth string quarterback. brian hoyer for arizona he saw the field for the first time this past sunday. the cardinals lost to the chicago bears. he was the backup for your inland last season they should be able to have of the offense on sunday but the biggest question is that are they able to regain two-touchdown favorite to vicki mentioned would lock up the nfc west title - and game in the first round of the playoffs.of course a win to minnesota would lock up the number two seed and the with it. .the big question for this team -- which has really struggled the last six quarters -- especially on defense - is can they regain some momentum heading into the playoffs >> theone other piece of nfl news - pro bowl rosters announced today.
davis has a concussion, and with an injured elbow to davis. manning him, for his a seattle on sunday will not be back until next season manning, tore his a c l one- and the niners first round draft pick. he has yet to catch a pass and randy moss and michael crabtree will also be in the mix. >> we are ready and start a great career i am willing roof for ready mawson michael truck tree. i do not want i am willing to-route- he is a great player with the speed, quickness and you want to get the ball in his hands. >> i will maintain my composure. just do what i do